BRISBANE PORTRAIT PRIZE
Celebrating contemporary portraiture
About the prize
The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts.
Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter. The sitter must also have a connection with Brisbane.
Key dates for 2020
23 February >> Entries Open
16 August >> Entries Close
20 September >> Finalists Announced
30 September >> Finalists Exhibition Opens
6 October >> Winners Announced
1 November >> Finalists Exhibition Closes
2 November >> Artwork Collection Date
Lord Mayor's Prize - $50,000
Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council, all entries into the Brisbane Portrait Prize are eligible for the Lord Mayor's Prize.
Accenture Digital Award - $10,000
Supported by Accenture, any digitally created still work, including photography, is eligible for the Digital Prize.
The Courier-Mail People's Choice Award - $7,500
Supported by The Courier-Mail, this award is chosen by popular vote from all the finalists.
Performing Arts and Music Award - $7,500
Supported by the Lister Family Foundation, this award is open to portraits featuring sitters from the performing arts and music industries.
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists - $5,000
Supported by the Clem Jones Foundation, this award is open to all individuals who identify as women.
Packers' Prize - $5,000
Supported by Howard Smith Wharves, this award is chosen by the team who hang the 2020 finalists exhibition.
Emerging Artists Awards - $1,000 Voucher x 2
Supported by Oxlades, this will be given to two emerging artists and will be selected by the Board of the Brisbane Portrait Prize.